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Interview with NOMAD
What got you into music, and if you had not gotten into music what would you be doing today?
BAM: coming home from school and watching Much Music on TV, getting into pop punk, then nu metal, then melodic death metal, hearing Arsis’s first album A Celebration of Guilt made me have to start a band.
What do you like to do when you are not playing music and how does that influence your creativity?
BAM: I’m into freestyle BMX and mountain biking. Extreme Sports, Extreme Music.
How long has your band been around?
BAM: since the summer of 2015.
Where are you based out of and how did that influence your music?
BAM: were from the North Okanagan valley in BC Canada, a collection of small towns between Vancouver and Calgary. I think the internet has shrunk the world, so any geographical location can create any style of music.
How did you come up with the name of your band and what does it mean to you?
Tell me about your most memorable shows.
What is your favorite venue to play at, and do you have any places you want to play that you have not already?
BAM: I would love to play all those places on the other side of oceans, that would be awesome.
If you could play any show with any lineup, who would be on the ticket?
BAM: Strapping Young Lad reunion (not that I’m pressuring Devin to do so! Just my personal dream). Gojira, Cryptopsy.
What is some advice that you would give to someone who is just getting into playing in a band and some advice that you would give to your younger self?
BAM: 10 year old self: play drums now! Don’t wait until you’re 17!
Of your songs which one means the most to you and why?
BAM: aw, don’t do that, don’t make me pick my favourite child!
Which songs are your favorite to play and which get requested the most?
BAM: Revolution is a really fun one to play. Every person I talk to has a different favourite song of ours, so there isn’t really a most requested.
What is the creative process for the band, and what inspires you to write your music?
BAM: One person will bring a few riffs to the group and we’ll toss it around, add sections, round it out. Lyrics take us a while.
What kinds of messages do you like to get across in your music?
BAM: any of our songs that have a message are usually stop fucking (you can censor if required) up the planet please. Sometimes we just tell fun stories though.
Do you ever have disagreements in your band, and how do you get past them?
BAM: Yep. sometimes comes down to a vote, although now that we’re a 4 piece that sometimes means a tie… but we’ll just keep talking it out, discussing pros and cons, and can usually come to an agreement.
What are your plans for the future, and do you have anything that you want to spotlight that is coming Up?
BAM: our debut Album release March 3rd.
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